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Agatha Christie: Lucy Worsley on the Mystery Queen

9pm, BBC Two

“Agatha Christie’s childhood is haunted by a sinister phantom – a gunman, an imaginary figure stalking her dreams and her home … evil is an ever-lurking presence.” Lucy Worsley certainly knows how to rope you in with a great historical tale. In this three-part series, she brings her recent biography of the enigmatic and elusive queen of crime to the screen, through dramatisation, interviews with experts and an infectious passion for the writer. Hollie Richardson

Unreported World

7.30pm, Channel 4

For the Gaza Strip’s underground artists, simply staging a play or going to the cinema can be horribly risky due to Hamas censorship. Reporter Jonathan Miller meets a man who is bravely determined to renovate an old cinema to its former glory – even as the Palestinian enclave’s cinemas are being branded “dens of pornography” and burned down. Ali Catterall

The Great Game

9pm, Sky Atlantic

Francesco Montanari as Corso Manni in The Great Game
Francesco Montanari as Corso Manni in The Great Game. Photograph: Sky Italia/2021 Federica Di Benedetto/Sky UK

It’s still early doors for this Italian drama about a disgraced football agent with scores to settle, but it has intrigue and bling to burn. Corso Manni (Francesco Montanari) may have the look of a stage hypnotist but he retains an enviable contacts book. Can he pull off a tricky favour for fickle striker Quintana (actual former footballer Jesús Mosquera Bernal)? Graeme Virtue

The Last Leg

10pm, Channel 4

Richard Ayoade – still busy promoting that new children’s book of his – joins Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker. Also taking down the World Cup in Qatar and the other big issues of the week is comedian Susan Wokoma. HR

The Graham Norton Show

10.40pm, BBC One

Bond, Nanny McPhee and Magneto join Graham tonight. Daniel Craig, Emma Thompson and Ian McKellen take a seat, along with Mastermind’s host, Clive Myrie, and comedian John Bishop. Charlie Puth takes to the stage to perform his hit single Loser. Sammy Gecsoyler

The Big Narstie Show

11.05pm, Channel 4

Former striker Adebayo Akinfenwa is Mo Gilligan and Big Narstie’s perfect guest in this big week of football. They are joined by comedian Joel Dommett, martial artist Samurider, actor Denise Van Outen and Loose Women’s Brenda Edwards. HR

Film choice

Bridge in time … Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson in Meet Cute, 2022.
Bridge in time … Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson in Meet Cute, 2022. Photograph: Landmark Media/Alamy

Meet Cute, Prime Video

Alex Lehmann’s new film is less of a romcom and more of a romdram, as Kaley Cuoco’s suicidal Sheila uses a time machine to relive her perfect first date with Gary (Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson in straight-man mode) and stave off her despair. There are notes of Before Sunrise and It’s a Wonderful Life as the story shifts uneasily between black comedy and sadness. But you should really watch this for the immensely likable Cuoco – on a roll after The Flight Attendant – who brings a zesty, slightly acidic humour and chippy vulnerability to her character. Simon Wardell

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